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01: The new Silk Road in a global context

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Hauptschule
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This seminar explores various dimensions of the Chinese initiative to re-invigorate the silk routes. “One Belt, One Road” may be one of the most ambitious development projects ever as it impacts on roughly two thirds of the world’s population and traverses several conflict zones. While clearly strategic in nature, it draws on market forces and proceeds without a pre-established negotiating framework. It has encountered enthusiastic support and passionate objection. We will explore the economic and political opportunities and risks for some of the major global stakeholders, including those in Central Asia, the EU, India and the US, and sketch out their potential for interpersonal and cross-cultural contact.

Deputy Director, Department I.2 - International Law, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
Ambassador, Austrian Embassy Brasilia
Senior Economist, BNP Paribas Asset Management Asia Limited., Hong Kong

Mag. Ulrike KÖHLER

Deputy Director, Department I.2 - International Law, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna

MMag. Dr. Irene GINER-REICHL

Ambassador, Austrian Embassy Brasilia

entry into Diplomatic Service of Austria Deputy Head of Information Service NY and Delegate to Second Committee, ECOSOC, etc. at UN - United Nations Head of Unit for International Women's Affairs Head of Department for International Cooperation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Environment, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to UN, Vienna Director; Assistant Director-General, UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, New York Director General for Development Policy and Development Cooperation, Federal Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Vienna Austrian Ambassador to Public Republic of China and to Mongolia, Beijing
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Array Chi LO

Senior Economist, BNP Paribas Asset Management Asia Limited., Hong Kong

 University of British Columbia, Vancouver
 LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science
 Economic Advisor, Treasury Board of Canada, Ottawa
 Research Director, Greater China, HSBC, Hong Kong
 Chief Economist, Strategist for Asia, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong
 Asia Research Head, Grosvenor, Hong Kong
 Head, Overseas Investment, Ping An of China Asset Management Co. Ltd., Hong Kong
 CEO, HFT Investment Management (HK) Limited, Hong Kong
 Since 2010 Senior Economist, Greater China, BNP Paribas Asset Management Asia Limited., Hong Kong

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

15:00 - 15:45 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017 Plenary
15:45 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environment Seminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commons Seminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias! Seminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economy Seminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe? Seminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorder Seminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politics Seminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South Africa Seminar
Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global context Seminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflict Seminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroads Seminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflicts Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in Action Seminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumer Seminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots level Seminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New World Seminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics Seminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of line Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play? Seminar

17.08.2017

17:00 - 18:30 Turkey at the crossroads Plenary

20.08.2017

17:00 - 20:00 Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperation Breakout

21.08.2017

17:00 - 19:30 The RenAIssance: Brave New World Breakout